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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 114: Wear face mask at home; are patients with diarrhea super spreaders?

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
2nd June 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
934: Wear Face Masks at Home if you deal with public AND are people with diarrhea super spreaders? I have been talking about this and now a study has proven the same. During lockdown, wear mask when you go to buy essentials but after lockdown wear mask when you go for work involving meeting with public or colleagues... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 1st June - 213 Countries affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
2nd June 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30
Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 15.4 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days ... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Decreased Quality of Life Linked with Body Composition in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

2nd June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Samala and colleagues recently assessed impaired quality of life (QOL) and its determinants among individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease... Read more »

Derma Update

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Most individuals with chronic inflammatory skin diseases do not seek dermatological care

2nd June 2020 Dermatology
The chronic inflammatory skin disorders that are frequently associated with an impairment of affected individuals along with their families are psoriasis, atopic eczema and urticarial. Although, there has been a... Read more »

News From All Specialities

New coronavirus losing potency, says top Italian doctor

2nd June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A senior Italian doctor on Sunday said that the new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less fatal. Alberto Zangrillo, the head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in the northern region of Lombardy, stated that clinically, the virus no longer exists in Italy... Read more »
Practice Updates

ICMR study shows 28% of COVID patients asymptomatic

2nd June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: A study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has revealed that at least 28% of 40,184 people who tested positive for COVID-19 from January 22 to April 30 in India were asymptomatic, thus highlighting that a large number of those tested and found positive... Read more »
Practice Updates

Noninflammatory Pain Persists in RA Despite Treatment

2nd June 2020 Pharmacists Orthopedics
Nearly a third of patients with new-onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA) reported persistent unacceptable pain after 21 months of combination therapy, revealed a study by Swedish researchers published online in Arthritis Care & Research...Read more »

PPI Added to Chemotherapy Improves Breast Tumor Response Rate

2nd June 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
In a study presented online at the 2020 virtual annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, investigators stated that the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) omeprazole may be a useful adjunct to treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, as it increased the expected rate of tumor...Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves First Tau Radiotracer to Aid Alzheimer's Diagnosis

2nd June 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to flortaucipir F18 injection, the first diagnostic tau radiotracer to be used with positron-emission tomography (PET) to determine the density and distribution of aggregated tau neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in adults with cognitive ...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What to do if a non-pharmacist is found dispensing a drug in a pharmacy?

2nd June 2020
As per Pharmacy Act 1948, [42.] Dispensing by unregistered persons:- 1. On or after such date as the State Government may by notification in the Official Gazette appoint in this behalf, no person other than a registered pharmacist shall compound, prepare, mix, or dispense any medicine on the prescription of a medical practitioner;...Read more »

eMedi Humor

The Coma

2nd June 2020
A woman’s husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day. One day, when he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer. As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, "You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Drug of choice for Rheumatic fever prophylaxis in penicillin allergic patient -

2nd June 2020
a) Erythromycin
b) Clindamycin
c) Vancomycin ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: All about Fits or Epilepsy

2nd June 2020
• A seizure refers to a sudden change in behavior as a consequence of brain dysfunction.
• Approximately 0.5-1% of the population has epilepsy.
• Some seizures are provoked, i.e., they occur in metabolic derangement, drug or alcohol withdrawal ... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Five Interior Powers

2nd June 2020
To be in a state of happiness, bliss and ananda is what the ultimate goal of life is. Everybody is born with certain inherent powers, which if cultivated in the right direction, will lead to inner happiness. The ancient Shiva Sutra text talks about the concept of Shiva and Shakti. Shiva is silence, Shakti is power;...Read more »

Inspirational: I Wanted to Change the World

2nd June 2020
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family...Read more »

Medical Voice

90% of people in home isolation recovered: Govt

2nd June 2020
New Delhi: Four out of five Covid-positive people who were under home isolation have recovered from the infection, while the overall recovery rate is above 50%. This has prompted Delhi government to promote home isolation as an effective measure for those with mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Currently,...Read more »


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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... Read more »


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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